Seven full-time faculty members join Love School of Business

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed new full-time faculty members in the Department of Economics, the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, and the Department of Marketing and International Business.

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business welcomed four new full-time faculty members and three visiting faculty members in August 2022, bringing the school’s total number of full-time faculty to 68.

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Martha and Spencer Love School of Business professors Zahra Akbari, Mustafa Akben, Lana Waschka and Cora Wigger

The new full-time faculty members are:

  • Zahra Akbari, lecturer in economics
    • B.A., Bu-Ali Sina University; M.A., Islamic Azad University; M.A., University of South Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida
    • Scholarly interests: Health economics, behavioral economics, drug abuse, racial/gender disparities, mental health, income inequality, labor economics
  • Mustafa Akben, assistant professor in management
    • B.A., Marmara University; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Temple University
    • Scholarly interests: Proactivity, creativity, social network analysis, biohacking, machine learning
  • Lana Waschka, assistant professor of marketing
    • B.S., Business Administration and Statistics, N.C. State University; Ph.D., University of Georgia
    • Scholarly interests: Pro-social behavior, cognitive processing, digital marketing, consumer perception
  • Cora Wigger, assistant professor of economics
    • B.A., The College of Wooster; MPP, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Northwestern University
    • Scholarly interests: Education policy, labor economics
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Visiting professors Su Dong and Jim Fatzinger (Not pictured, Alessandro Perri)

Joining the Love School of Business as visiting faculty members are:

  • Su Dong, visiting associate professor of management
    • B.S., University of Shanghai for Science and Technology; Ph.D., UNC-Charlotte
    • Joins us from Fayetteville State University
    • Scholarly interests: Management information systems, operations management, database management systems, electronic health policy
  • Jim Fatzinger, visiting associate professor of management
    • B.B.A., University of Miami; MBA, University of Miami; Ed.D., Vanderbilt University; D.B.A. University of Florida
    • Joins us from Eastern Kentucky University
    • Scholarly interests: Resiliency in the wake of natural disasters, business education, teaching and learning best practices, higher education leadership
  • Alessandro Perri, visiting assistant professor of management
    • MBA, New York University; Master of Global Management, Thunderbird School of Management; M.Ed., Winthrop University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
    • Joins us from Winthrop University
    • Scholarly interests: International sales, marketing, supply chain management, sourcing and trade of industrial commodities